There are often trigger points and adhesions in the Infraspinatus/Teres Minor which can decrease strength and restrict movement quality in your shoulder.
Rotator Cuff health is integral for many athletes, especially those participating in overhead throwing sports (e.g., baseball, volleyball, tennis).
The Infraspinatus and Teres Minor run from the medial border of the Scapula to the back of the Humorous.
The Infraspinatus and Teres Minor are external rotators of the shoulder and form part of the Rotator Cuff that is used to stabilize the shoulder.
Below is a quick way to release adhesions in this area:
- Lie on your back with a tennis ball pinned between your shoulder blade and the floor.
- The upper arm should lie flat on the floor, with fore arm at a 90-degree angle to it.
- From the starting position, slowly internally and externally rotate your shoulder (move your hand towards your feet and head while keeping the elbow in place). Repeat for 8-10 passes, and then switch arms.